L-dopa



[el-doh-puh] /ˌɛlˈdoʊ pə/

noun
1.
Pharmacology. .
/ɛlˈdəʊpə/
noun
1.
a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Formula: C9H11NO4 Also called levodopa

L-dopa n.
The levorotatory form of dopa, used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Also called levodopa.
L-dopa
(ěl-dō’pə)
An amino acid that is the metabolic precursor of dopamine, is converted in the brain to dopamine, and is used in synthetic form to treat Parkinson’s disease. Chemical formula: C9H11NO4.
levodopa

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